1. TWO OPTIONS
2. THE EYE IS A LAMP
3. TWO MASTERS
If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, ‘The seventh year, the year of release is near,’ and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cry to the LORD against you, and you be guilty of sin. You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’
Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy;
do not desire his delicacies,
for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.
“Eat and drink!” he says to you,
but his heart is not with you.
A stingy man hastens after wealth
and does not know that poverty will come upon him.
Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’
Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?
Only one life 'twill soon be past.
Only what's done for Christ will last.
CELEBRATE Who God Is
Come Thou Fount
All Creatures Of Our God And King
CONNECT Our Need for Christ
Man Of Sorrows
COMMUNITY In the Word and Communion
CONTRIBUTION of Praise
Rock Of Ages
Consider these three ways that we can leverage our resources for the sake of the glory of God and the proclamation of his gospel.
Sacrifice: Lay down for the sake of our own soul (what is evil or unprofitable)
Generosity: Lay down for the sake of another
Mission: Leverage for the sake of the gospel
Thanksgiving: Enjoy the good gifts of our good God